Blu-ray Review: Hey, Stop Stabbing Me! (2003)

June 1, 2022

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Recent college grad Herman (Patrick Casey who also co-wrote the picture along with his Sonic the Hedgehog co-conspirator Josh Miller, who also directed), hitches a ride with sky-high architect/serial killer material-based joke machine who transports him to his new digs, an apartment he’ll be sharing with four other dudes.

Strange thing about that place; his room contains all the personal effects of the previous occupant… which should bring up a big ol’ red flag, but our “hero” is preoccupied with other various and sundry shit including his fun and rewarding job digging holes, his nympho gal-pal, a sock swiping ‘Squatch, maybe a cult or two (just one, but it sounded better that way… ).

How will our hero make it through this… hell why is he going through this?

Hey, Stop Stabbing Me! is a (near) zero budget wonder: a (light) horror comedy with a smart, funny script, a dearth of insane-o ideas and concepts, a game cast, and probably zero craft services. Shot on video (SOV for evah baby!), this is truly a labor of love, but the results are absolutely irresistible, and you can tell that Casey and Miller had an absolute ball (and an inability to tell one another “no”) as nearly every off-the-wall concept you can think of (and a few you can’t) parade in front of our putrid peepers!

Speaking of which; while SOV, the fine fiends over at Intervision have spruced the image on this baby up a tad, so things look pretty good considering the flaws of the source material, and the extras provided are as entertaining as the main event itself!

Not much of a segue, but let’s look at those aforementioned features, shall we?

First up we get an audio commentary Miller, Casey, and actor Andy Kriss that is every bit as fun as the feature it accompanies, followed by a cast and crew reunion, a making of piece, a collection of alternate endings, an entirely separate feature from the same team (with its own audio commentaries), a selection of short films, and trailers.

Fiercely original, funny, and as D.I.Y. as you can get; Hey, Stop Stabbing Me! is a perfect example of what you can do when you are creative and won’t let a lil’ thing called “a budget” get in the way of your dreams!

 

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